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Paul Voell

Full name: Paul Voell
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: July 26, 1935 in Neuss, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: February 27, 2004 in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: SSV Rheydt, Mönchengladbach (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Paul Voell was West Germany’s outstanding freestyle sprinter in the 1950s, winning six German championships (1952, 1954-58) in the 100 metre freestyle. He was 16-years-old when he won his first title and was, at the time, the youngest ever German swimming champion. In 1957 Voell equalled the German record in the 100 free, which had held since 1936. Voell participated at the European Championships in 1954 and 1958 as well as at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. In both Melbourne and Roma he placed seventh in the semifinals. Paul Voell died in 2004 from the consequences of a stroke he had suffered in late 2003.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Germany GER 7 h2 r2/3
1960 Summer 25 Roma Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Germany GER 7 h1 r2/3

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 7 58.6
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Swimming Germany Round One Heat Three 4 Q 58.4
1960 Summer 25 Roma Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 7 58.4
1960 Summer 25 Roma Swimming Germany Round One Heat Seven 5 Q 58.0
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